Mountain giants were a breed of brutish giants given to acts of cruelty.[3]


Often living to be 100 years old,[3] mountain giants resembled hill giants,[2][3] standing over fourteen feet (four meters) tall, and weighing over 1,000 pounds (500 kilograms).[5][note 1] Their skin tones ranged from tan to reddish brown,[2][3] their bulbous faces covered with greasy,[3] straight,[2] black hair.[2][3] The males had heavy beards but no mustaches, and they had large pot bellies. They were typically clothed in rough hides or skins and carried huge clubs as weapons. The stale reek of a mountain giant could be detected several hundred feet downwind.[3]

While shorter than hill giants, mountain giants were about as strong as fire giants.[2][5]


They especially enjoyed crushing people under boulders.[3] They spoke Jotunhaug and Jotun.[4]


Typically mountain giants lived alone in in their mountain ranges and volcanoes. Despite often resenting intruders, they would occasionally keep a few dwarves or humans as pets. If found in groups, they were usually a pair of mates with children.[7]

Mountain giants stood just above hill giants in the giant heirarchy, or ordning, and just below stone giants.[8]


Mountain giants descended from hill giants, and so they were still considered true giants. They broke off from their hill giant ancestors after a civil war in the ancient past of Faerûn.[9]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 The size of mountain giants in core 3rd edition changed drastically from that in earlier editions. However, mountain giants in the Realms were explicitly described in Giantcraft to follow the 2nd edition sizes, so those values are presented here.



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